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Police officers wear protective suits inside the fence of "Ashley Wood Recovery"


Analysis & Opinions - The Washington Post

Russia Has a Long History of Eliminating 'Enemies of the State'

| Mar. 13, 2018

Cold War histories tend to discuss KGB covert action — including assassinations — in passing, if at all. My research on intelligence and Cold War superpowers, drawing on previously classified KGB material, reveals the importance that successive Soviet leaders attached to 'liquidating' traitors.

Journalists watch as Russian President Vladimir Putin gives his annual state of the nation address


Analysis & Opinions - Foreign Policy

I Knew the Cold War. This Is No Cold War.

| Mar. 12, 2018

None of this is to deny that U.S.-Russian relations are in a bad state. It is also hard to imagine someone as compromised as Donald Trump doing much to fix it. But instead of embracing the language and imagery of the Cold War, we would do better to think seriously about the missteps and blunders that have brought the United States and Russia to the present impasse, and look for creative new ways to unwind them.

In this video grab provided by RU-RTR Russian television on March 11, 2018, Dimtry Kiselev, one of Russia's most powerful media figures, speaks during his Sunday news program on state-owned TV channel Rossiya-1, in Moscow, Russia. His segment about former Russian Double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter who were poisoned in Britain a week ago, was in sync with a reflexive response of Russian officials to attribute nearly all criticism from the West to anti-Russia bias. The words at top left read "death

(RU-RTR Russian Television via AP)

Analysis & Opinions - The Telegraph

The Threat of Russia Means Britain Must Have 'Full Spectrum' Defense Capabilities

| Mar. 11, 2018

Those of us who have served in the armed forces of the United States or Britain know that we share a broadly common outlook. There is general consensus on the global challenges before us – and an appreciation that there are no purely military, diplomatic or economic solutions to those challenges.

the under-construction Barakah nuclear power plant in Abu Dhabi's Western desert

Arun Girija/Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation/WAM via AP

Analysis & Opinions - Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School

The Middle East Is Marching Towards Israel's Nuclear Nightmare Scenario

| Feb. 28, 2018

While the Netanyahus drink champagne and Trump tweets, the Russians changed the Mideast’s nuclear calculus — and this time, Israel has no feasible military option. But can Jerusalem really depend on the White House to avert a nuclear arms race?

During, "Intelligence gathering in the 21st century," Nick Burns (from left) and Ash Carter listen as John Sawers, former head of MI6, discusses the challenges of the modern intelligence industry.

Kris Snibbe/Harvard Staff Photographer

Newspaper Article - Harvard Gazette

Goodbye James Bond, Hello Big Data

  • Christina Pazzanese
| Feb. 28, 2018

Following a distinguished career in diplomacy (he also was British ambassador to the United Nations and Egypt), Sawers is at Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) this week speaking about national security, intelligence, diplomacy, and public service as a Fisher Family Fellow. During a talk Monday, he encouraged listeners thinking of pursuing a career in government to look beyond the typically modest pay such work affords compared with careers in business or the law.